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ALPHABETICAL LIST OF WORLD'S FAIRS BY CITY


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note: x denotes variant name(s) for a fair

A

Adelaide, Australia

  • 1887-1888
    • Jubilee International Exhibition

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • 1883
    • Internationale, Koloniale en Uitvoerhandel-Tentoonstelling
  • 1913
    • Tentoonstelling De Vrouw 1813-1913

Antwerp, Belgium

  • 1885
    • Exposition universelle
  • 1894
    • Exposition universelle
  • 1930
    • Exposition internationale
      • x Exposition internationale coloniale, maritime et d'art flamand

Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

  • 1881
    • International Cotton Exposition
  • 1895
    • Cotton States and International Exposition

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B

Barcelona, Spain

  • 1888

    • Exposición Universal

  • 1929-1930

    • Exposición Internacional

Bergen, Norway

  • 1898

    • International Fisheries Exposition

Berlin, Germany

  • 1896

    • Gewerbe-Ausstellung

      • x Deutsche Kolonial-Ausstellung

  • 1926

    • Internationale Polizeiausstellung

  • 1937

    • Ausstellung

Besançon, France

  • 1860

    • Exposition universelle

Bordeaux, France

  • 1882

    • Exposition internationale des vins

      • x Exposition générale

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

  • 1883-1884

    • American Exhibition of the Products, Arts and Manufactures of Foreign Nations

      • x Foreign Exhibition

Boulogne-sur-mer, France

  • 1914

    • International Exposition of Sea Fishery Industries

Bremen, Germany

  • 1890

    • Nord-West-Deutsche Gewerbe und Industrie-Ausstellung

Brussels, Belgium

  • 1888

    • Grand Concours internationale des sciences et de l'industrie

      • x Exposition rétrospective d'art industriel

  • 1897

    • Exposition internationale

      • x Exposition de Bruxelles-Tervueren

      • x Exposition Tervueren

  • 1910

    • Exposition universelle et internationale

  • 1935

    • Exposition universelle et internationale

  • 1948

    • Foire coloniale

Budapest, Hungary

  • 1881

    • Országos Magyar Nöiparkiállitás

      • x Exposition hongroise industrielle des ouvrages des femmes

Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • 1882

    • Exposición Continental Sud-Americana

  • 1910

    • Exposición Internacional

      • x Exposición Internacional de Agricultura

      • x Exposición Internacional de Ferrocarriles y Transportes Terrestres

      • x Exposición Internacional de Higiene

      • x Exposición de Arte del Centenario

Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.

  • 1889

    • International Industrial Fair

  • 1901

    • Pan-American Exposition

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C

Calcutta, India

  • 1883-1884

    • International Exhibition

  • 1923

    • Calcutta Exhibiton [preparatory to Empire Exhibition, London, 1924]

Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.

  • 1901-1902

    • South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

  • 1893

    • World's Columbian Exposition

      • x Columbian Exposition

  • 1897

    • Irish Fair

  • 1907

    • World's Pure Food Exposition

  • 1918

    • Allied War Exposition

      • x U.S. Government War Exposition

  • 1933-1934

    • Century of Progress International Exposition

      • x Century of Progress Exposition

Christchurch, New Zealand

  • 1906-1907

    • International Exhibition

Cologne, Germany

  • 1914

    • Werkbund Exposition

  • 1928

    • Internationale Presse-Ausstellung

Coolgardie, Australia

  • 1899 

    • Western Australian International Mining and Industrial Exhibition

Córdoba, Argentina

  • 1871

    • Exposición Nacional

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D

Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

  • 1937

    • Greater Texas and Pan American Exposition

Dresden, Germany

  • 1911

    • International Hygiene Exhibition

  • 1939

    • Deutsche Kolonial Ausstellung

Dublin, Ireland

  • 1853

    • Exhibition of Art and Art-Industry

      • x Exhibition of Art and Industry

      • x Great Industrial Exhibition

      • x Irish Industrial Exhibition

      • x Triennial Exposition of the Royal Society of Dublin

  • 1907

    • Irish International Exhibition

Dunedin, New Zealand

  • 1925-1926

    • New Zealand and South Seas International Exhibition

Düsseldorf, Germany

  • 1937

    • Reichsausstellung Schaffendes Volk

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E

Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 1884

    • International Forestry Exhibition

  • 1886

    • International Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art

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G

Genoa, Italy

  • 1892

    • Esposizione italo-americana

Ghent, Belgium

  • 1913

    • Exposition universelle et internationale

Glasgow, Scotland

  • 1888

    • International Exhibition

  • 1901

    • International Exhibition

  • 1938

    • Empire Exhibition

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H

Hamburg, Germany

  • 1862

    • International Agricultural Exhibition

Hanoi, Indochina

  • 1902-1903

    • Exposition coloniale

      • x Exposition française et internationale

      • x Exposition du Tonkin

      • x Exposition d'Hanoi

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J

Jamestown, Virginia, U.S.A.

  • 1907

    • Jamestown Exposition

      • x Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition

Johannesburg, South Africa

  • 1936-1937

    • Empire Exhibition

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Kingston, Jamaica

  • 1891

    • International Exhibition

      • x Jamaica International Exhibition

Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

  • 1913
    • National Conservation Exposition

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L

Le Havre, France

  • 1868

    • Exposition maritime internationale

Liège, Belgium

  • 1905

    • Exposition universelle et internationale

  • 1930

    • Exposition internationale

      • x Exposition internationale de la grande industrie, sciences et applications, art wallon ancien

  • 1939

    • Exposition internationale

      • x Exposition internationale de l'eau

Lisbon, Portugal

  • 1888

    • Exposição Industrial Portugueza

  • 1940

    • Exposição do Mundo Português

Liverpool, England

  • 1886

    • International Exhibition of Navigation, Commerce and Industry

      • x International Shipping Exhibition

London, England

  • 1851

    • Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations

      • x Crystal Palace Exhibition

  • 1862

    • International Exhibition

  • 1871

    • International Exhibition

  • 1872

    • International Exhibition

  • 1874

    • International Exhibition

  • 1885

    • International Exhibition of Inventions

      • x International Inventions Exhibition

  • 1886

    • Colonial and Indian Exhibition

  • 1887

    • American Exhibition

  • 1899

    • Greater Britain Exhibition

  • 1902

    • Paris in London Exhibition

  • 1905

    • Naval, Shipping and Fisheries Exhibition

  • 1906

    • Austrian Exhibition

      • x Imperial Royal Austrian Exhibition

  • 1908

    • Franco-British Exposition

  • 1910

    • Japan-British Exhibition

      • x Anglo-Japanese Exhibition

  • 1911

    • Coronation Exhibition

  • 1911

    • Festival of Empire

      • x Festival of Empire Imperial Exhibition and Pageant of London

  • 1912

    • Latin-British Exhibition

      • x Anglo-Latin Exposition

  • 1921

    • International Exhibition of Rubber and Other Tropical Products

Long Beach, California, U.S.A.

  • 1928

    • Pacific Southwest Exposition

Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

  • 1918

    • California Liberty Fair

  • 1923

    • American Historical Review and Motion Picture Exposition

      • x American Historical Revue and Motion Picture Industrial Exposition

  • 1940

    • Pacific Mercado [never held]

  • 1942

    • Exposition [never held]

      • x Cabrillo Fair

Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.

  • 1883

    • Southern Exposition

Lyon, France

  • 1872

    • Exposition universelle et internationale

  • 1894

    • Exposition internationale et coloniale

      • x Exposition universelle, internationale et coloniale

  • 1925

    • Foire

  • 1927

    • Foire internationale

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M

Madrid, Spain

  • 1892

    • Exposición Histórico-Americana

Mannheim, Germany

  • 1907

    • Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung

Marseille, France

  • 1906

    • Exposition coloniale

  • 1922

    • Exposition nationale coloniale

Melbourne, Australia

  • 1880-1881

    • International Exhibition

  • 1888-1889

    • Centennial International Exhibition

Mexico City, Mexico

  • 1896

    • International Exposition [never held]

Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

  • 1937

    • Pan American Fair

Milan, Italy

  • 1906

    • Esposizione internazionale del Sempione

      • x Esposizione universale

  • 1931

    • International Foundry Exhibition and Congress

Moscow, Russia

  • 1891

    • Exposition française

      • x Franco-Russian Exposition

      • x Exposition de produits manufactures français

      • x La France à Moscou

Munich, Germany

  • 1854

    • Allgemeine deutsche Industrie-Ausstellung

      • x Allgemeine Ausstellung deutscher Industrie- und Gewerbes-Erzeungnisse

  • 1898

    • Kraft- und Arbeitsmaschinen-Ausstellung

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N

Nanking, China

  • 1910

    • Nan-yang Industrial Exhibition

      • x Nan-yang ch'uan-yen hui

      • x Nanking South Seas Exhibition

Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

  • 1897

    • Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition

New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

  • 1884-1885

    • World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition

  • 1885-1886

    • North, Central and South American Exposition

New York, New York, U.S.A.

  • 1829

    • American Institute Fair

  • 1853-1854

    • Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations

      • x New York Crystal Palace Exhibition

      • x World's Fair of the Works of Industry of All Nations

  • 1883

    • World's Fair [never held]

  • 1893-1894

    • World's Fair Prize Winners' Exposition

  • 1902

    • United States, Colonial and International Exposition [never held]

  • 1905

    • Irish Industrial Exposition

  • 1908

    • International Mining Exposition

  • 1911-1912

    • International Mercantile Exposition

  • 1918

    • Bronx International Exposition of Science, Arts and Industries

  • 1924

    • French Exposition

  • 1939-1940

    • World's Fair

Nizhni Novgorod, Russia

  • 1875

    • Nizhni Novgorod Fair

Nottingham, England

  • 1914

    • Universal Exhibition

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O

Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.

Oporto, Portugal

  • 1865-1866

    • Exposição Internacional

  • 1894

    • Exposição Insular e Colonial Portugueza

  • 1934

    • Exposição Colonial Portuguesa

Osaka, Japan

  • 1903

    • National Industrial Exposition

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P

Panama City, Panama

  • 1914-1915

    • Exposición Nacional de Panama [postponed until 1915-1916]

  • 1915-1916

    • Exposición Nacional de Panama [originally scheduled for 1914-1915]

Paris, France

  • 1855

    • Exposition universelle

  • 1867

    • Exposition universelle

  • 1878

    • Exposition universelle

  • 1889

    • Exposition universelle

  • 1900

    • Exposition universelle

  • 1925

    • Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes

  • 1931

  • 1937

    • Exposition internationale des arts et techniques dans la vie moderne

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A

  • 1876

    • Centennial Exhibition

      • x United States Centennial International Exhibition

      • x International Exhibition

      • x International Centennial Exhibition

  • 1899

    • National Export Exposition

      • x National Exposition of American Products and Manufactures

  • 1926

    • Sesquicentennial International Exposition

      • x Sesquicentennial Exposition

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

  • 1949-1950

    • Exposition internationale

      • x Exposition internationale du bicentenaire de Port-au-Prince

Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

  • 1905

    • Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition

      • x Lewis and Clark Centennial and American Pacific Exposition and Oriental Fair

      • x Lewis and Clark Exposition

Porto Alegre, Brazil

  • 1935

    • Exposição do Centenario Farroupilha

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Q

Quito, Ecuador

  • 1909

    • Exposición Nacional

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R

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • 1908

    • Exposição Nacional

  • 1922-1923

    • Exposição Internacional

      • x Exposição do Centenario do Brasil

Rome, Italy

  • 1874

    • Esposizione internazionale [never held]

  • 1887-1888

    • Esposizione mondiale

  • 1911

    • Esposizione internazionale

      • x Esposizione internationale d'arte

  • 1942

    • Esposizione universale [never held]

      • x E42

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S

St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

  • 1884

    • St. Louis Exposition

  • 1904

    • Louisiana Purchase Exposition

San Diego, California, U.S.A.

  • 1915-1916

    • Panama-California Exposition

  • 1935-1936

    • California Pacific International Exposition

San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

  • 1894

    • California Midwinter International Exposition

  • 1898

    • California's Golden Jubilee

  • 1909

    • Portolá Festival

  • 1910

    • Admission Day Festival

  • 1915

    • Panama-Pacific International Exposition

      • x P.P.I.E.

  • 1917

    • Allied War Exposition

  • 1925

    • California's Diamond Jubilee

  • 1939-1940

Santiago, Chile

  • 1875-1876

    • Exposición Internacional de Chile

Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

  • 1909

    • Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition

      • x A-Y-P

Semarang, Indonesia

  • 1914

    • Koloniale Tentoonstelling [originally scheduled for 1913, postponed until Sept. 1914]

Seville, Spain

  • 1920

    • Exposición Hispano-Americana [realized as Exposición Ibero-Americana, 1929-1930]

  • 1929-1930

    • Exposición Ibero-Americana

Shanghai, China

  • 1920

    • American-Chinese Exposition [never held?]

Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1897

    • Allmänna konst- och industriutställningen

  • 1930

    • Utställningen

      • x Utställningen av konstindustri, konsthandverk och hemslöjd

Sydney, Australia

  • 1875

    • Intercolonial Exhibition

      • x New South Wales Intercolonial Exhibition

  • 1879-1880

    • International Exhibition

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T

Tel Aviv, Israel

  • 1934

    • Levant Fair

Tokyo, Japan

  • 1912

    • Grand Exposition of Japan [postponed until 1917, but never held]

  • 1922

    • Peace Exhibition

  • 1940

    • Grand International Exposition of Japan [never held]

Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A.

  • 1902

    • Ohio Centennial and Northwest Territory Exposition [never held]

Trondheim, Norway

  • 1930

    • Tröndelag Exhibition

Turin, Italy

  • 1884

    • Esposizione generale italiana

  • 1898

    • Esposizione generale italiana

  • 1902

    • Esposizione internazionale d'arte decorativa moderna

  • 1911

    • Esposizione internazionale

      • x Esposizione internazionale delle industrie e del lavoro

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V

Vienna, Austria

  • 1873

    • Weltausstellung

  • 1898

    • Jubiläums-Ausstellung

  • 1901

    • Bosnische Weihnachts-Ausstellung

  • 1910

    • Internationale Jagd-Ausstellung

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W

Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.A.

  • 1892

    • Exposition of the Three Americas [never held]

      • x Three Americas Exposition

  • 1915

    • National Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Celebration [never held]

Wellington, New Zealand

  • 1885

    • New Zealand Industrial Exhibition

  • 1939-1940

    • New Zealand Centennial Exhibition

Wembley, England

  • 1924-1925

    • British Empire Exhibition

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Y

Yorktown, Virginia, U.S.A.

  • 1931

    • Yorktown Sesquicentennial

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Z

Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1939

    • Schweizerische Landesausstellung

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